This is a meditative piece featuring a personified cup of tea levitating above a plate, pictured against a bold background. Dark steam flows from the tea cup, breaking the background imagery to reveal a universal message. The positive message featured in this piece is reflected visually by the intense concentration of the tea cup. Looking upon the cup, we note subtle cracks round it’s left eye, leading us to question what hardships or traumas it has faced. The background features a hard, concrete like texture that represents the tea cup’s literal background history – hard and unforgiving, yet it’s overshadowed by the radiant rays and glow of spiritual enlightenment, fighting for focus on the center stage of the tea cup’s mind.
The layering of these elements speaks onto history that is still present and visible in our everyday lives, but overtaken by contemplation, will, and help from a higher power.